Daniel I. Mark
PhD candidate, Politics
Daniel Mark is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University (expected completion: spring 2013). His subfields are public law, political theory, and political philosophy His dissertation is in legal philosophy, examining the question of whether there is an obligation to obey the law.
His academic interests include: constitutional law; philosophy of law; analytic jurisprudence; contemporary political theory; political theology; the intersection of politics, law, and religion; and American government.
His current research interests include: the nature of legal obligation; theories of authority; religious freedom and the First Amendment; the nature of and relationship between political (or civic) and religious identity; constitutional stability and instability; and comparative constitutionalism.
He hopes to teach courses in: constitutional law (American and comparative); civil liberties; legal philosophy; politics and religion; modern political thought; and American politics.
Daniel taught high school history for four years, and he taught politics for three semesters as a preceptor (TA) at Princeton, in addition to teaching in numerous other programs He looks forward to bringing this strength to a full-time academic position.